FRIENDSHIPS will be renewed, memories relived and stories retold when the St James' Catholic School 6th class of 1959 hosts its 60-year reunion in Muswellbrook later this year.
A jam-packed weekend of activities is on the cards for the former pupils on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, including a "meet and greet" with current students, an afternoon tea, official dinner at the Remington Motor Inn and a mass at St James' Catholic Church.
The ex-scholars also caught up in town a decade ago to celebrate half a century since graduating primary.
"We had 57 in our class," organiser Ed Sarti said.
"And, on that occasion (in 2009), 50 attended the 50-year reunion.
"It was terrific to see so many of them.
"While none became a Prime Minister or a Premier, there's a good mix of accountants, solicitors, teachers, nurses and public servants.
"We even had a school principal and a scientist in our midst."
Unfortunately, the organisers cannot locate eight people for the 2019 function.
Those names include Kay Butler, Janette Cooper, Gary Gregory, Neville Marchant, Bruce Moffitt, Brian O'Hearne, Beth Russell and Peggy Whiteley.
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St James' Catholic School Muswellbrook 6th class of 1959 60-year reunion
October 12-13 program
2pm -4pm: Arrive for a meet and greet past students and friends - St James'
Welcome by Ed Sarti (organiser)
Afternoon tea will be provided by the current school parent body
Current students of 6th class to meet past students of class 1959
View past class memorabilia
4pm-6pm: Free time
6pm-8.30pm: Pre-dinner drinks
Official dinner at the Remington Motor Inn
Rotation seat arrangements
Including PP presentations and some surprises
10am-11.15am: Mass at St James' Catholic Church Muswellbrook
Acknowledging past deceased students
Noon: Free time